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HHPF has been sponsoring annual chronic venous disease care and prolotherapy service-learning trips to Honduras since 1969. We work with the Honduran Red Cross to set up and run medical clinics in three cities: La Ceiba, Tela and Olanchito. Physicians and volunteers from all over the globe collaborate to treat more than 2500 patients each year during the three-week mission. In 2007, HHPF began offering annual service-learning trips in Guadalajara, Mexico. Many physicians and volunteers from many countries treat more than one thousand patients each year during the one-week trip. The HHPF trips brings communities together to provide much needed medical services to the underserved. HHPF has trained physicians in prolotherapy from more than thirty countries, and our physicians have gone on to create prolotherapy organizations in their own countries, such as the European School of Prolotherapy (ESP). They have also introduced prolotherapy to other US medical associations, including the American Academy of Orthopedic Medicine (AAOM).
COMMITTED TO SERVICE & EDUCATION
Prolotherapy, Vein care, ENT, Donations, Treatment & Training
The Hackett Hemwall Patterson Foundation (HHPF), founded in1969, is a nonprofit service organization that provides medical care and supplies to people in underserved communities. We sponsor service-learning trips to Honduras and Mexico where our physicians and volunteers partner with local communities to fulfill our mission to alleviate pain and suffering.
HHPF provides high-quality care for vein disease, ear, nose, and throat (ENT) surgical care; and prolotherapy regenerative injections for musculoskeletal disorders and chronic pain. We also deliver medical and school supplies to underserved communities of Honduras. HHPF doubles as an educational organization that provides state-of-the-art medical training to physicians around the world for vein care and prolotherapy.
Together with our sibling organization, the International Association for Regenerative Therapy (IART), and our affiliates at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, we host an annual prolotherapy medical conference that provides state-of-the-art prolotherapy injection technique teaching.
HHPF is committed to helping underserved communities through our service-learning trips. HHPF provides much needed medical care and supplies to patients, hospitals, senior homes, and shools in Honduras.
HHPF accepts donations year-round. Every January volunteers gather in Madison, Wisconsin to pack and organize donations of medical equipment, household and school supplies into shipping container to be delivered to Honduras for distribution to our partner communities.
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